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Mega Millions $319M Winning Ticket Sold in New York

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- At least one person in the country may choose to retire earlier than expected after hitting the Mega Millions lottery for $319 million on Friday.

The winning jackpot ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at Coulson's News Center in Albany, N.Y. According to the Mega Millions website, the jackpot is the sixth-highest in the game's history. The largest jackpot was $390 million in March 2007.

The jackpot has increased every Tuesday and Friday since Feb. 1, when the previous winners, the Bolke family of Illinois and a group postal workers in Michigan, split a $93 million jackpot.

Since its inception in May 2002, Mega Millions has sold more than 21.88 billion tickets and 110 people have won the jackpot.

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